Managing Sustainable Development / Edition 2

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In a world where environmental problems spill across political, administrative and disciplinary boundaries, there is a pressing need for a clear understanding of the kinds of organizations, management structures and policy-making approaches required to bring about socially equitable and ecologically sustainable development. In this second edition, the authors incorporate lessons from a decade of work on the conditions of sustainability in both developed and developing countries. They prescribe action networks - partnerships of flexible, achievement-oriented actors - and present new case studies demonstrating the success of organizations that have applied this approach. They also introduce case studies on action networks that work simultaneously on international, national and local levels.

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'It is well written and contains interesting case studies.'
Axel Marx, Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven, Belgium
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853834400
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Carley is a fellow at the Institute of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Edinburgh.
Ian Christie is a Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute in London.

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Table of Contents

List of tables 6
List of figures 7
Acknowledgements 9
Preface 11
Pt. I Introduction 15
1 The ecology of an industrial planet 17
2 Sustainable development and political change 40
Pt. II The western view of humankind and nature 61
3 Science and technology and the natural world 65
4 Western political ideas and sustainable development 80
Pt. III Global integration and local democracy 97
5 The global economy: interdependence, inequality and the environment 100
6 Top-down or bottom-up? The dilemma of development 128
Pt. IV Innovative management for sustainable development 147
7 Constraints on integrated management 151
8 Organisational ecology and innovative management 164
9 Developing action-centred networks for environmental management 184
Pt. V Case studies in innovative management 203
10 Groundwork Trusts: environmental rehabilitation through business-community partnerships 206
11 The IDEA programme: Innovations in Development for Environmental Action 216
12 Growth management through consensus in California 235
13 The Netherlands National Environmental Policy Plan 249
14 Conclusions 263
Notes and references 269
Index 290
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